Suffering Head And Brain Injuries In The Workplace
Getting hurt at work can be overwhelming. Getting a head injury at work can be even worse. Our firm, Occupational Injury Law Center, was founded in 1991 by workers’ compensation attorney Esequiel (Zeke) Solorio. He has dedicated his practice to helping clients in the Modesto community who have been injured at work. He has been certified as a workers’ compensation specialist through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, he can help.
Common Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury.” Common causes of TBIs include getting hit on the head with a blunt object, falling and hitting the head or getting hit in the head by something that penetrates the skin, skull or brain tissue.
Symptoms Of Brain Injuries And Trauma
Even if a hit over the head doesn’t result in a major injury, a mild traumatic brain injury can still cause debilitating symptoms. Common symptoms that can indicate a brain injury include:
- Vomiting or nausea
- Loss of balance or dizziness
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Speech problems
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Changes in the ability to smell
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion or problems with memory and concentration
Sometimes, these brain injuries occur at work. Workplace accidents involving head trauma are more frequent if the job requires heavy lifting, a significant amount of physical work, and operating mechanical equipment. Traumatic head injuries are more common in manufacturing or construction-related industries. If you have suffered from a head or brain injury while working at your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and Occupational Injury Law Center can help. Our founding attorney, Zeke Solorio, is passionate about helping victims of workplace accidents or injuries.
Workplace Head Injury? Don’t Wait. Call Today.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a head injury or trauma that occurred in the workplace, don’t wait. Strict filing deadlines apply for workers’ compensation claims. Call today at 209-846-3458 or email us using our online form. Our attorney wants to help you get the compensation you deserve.